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UPDATE: Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect in Thursday's school lockdown as Charlotte Collins, 49, of West Monroe.

Major Jason Pleasant says that Collins has been sent for medical treatment after being questioned by investigators. Deputies determined that the box Collins brought to Good Hope Middle School Thursday was filled with a dish and wrapping paper, and that she brought a similar package to West Ridge Middle School full of wrapping paper Wednesday.

Pleasant says deputies are securing arrest warrants for two counts of terrorizing.

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KNOE News in Monroe is reporting that a suspicious package left at Good Hope Middle School in West Monroe had the school on lockdown over the lunch hour Thursday.

Police say a woman came into the lobby of the school and left a package. School officials became concerned when the woman left without explaining why she had left the package. They contacted police, who advised the school be placed on lockdown.

The package has since been determined to pose no threat. Police believe the same woman also left a package at West Ridge Middle School on Wednesday. We were not told what was in the package left behind.

Police have issued an alert to be on the lookout for the woman who might be driving a small red SUV. The lockdown has since been lifted.

 

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